Mom's Chicken and Dumplings

Photo by Debbie B.

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

55

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

55

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 6

    boned chicken breast with skin

  • 10

    cups water

  • 1

    teaspoon sage

  • 1

    teaspoon poultry

  • 1/8

    teaspoon basil grounded basil leaves

  • 1

    tablespoon salt and pepper

  • DUMPLINGS FROM SCRATCH:

  • 5

    cups all purpose flour

  • 1/2

    cup shortening (Crisco)

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    beaten egg and water

Directions

Put first 6 ingredients in a large sauce pan (about 3 qt) to simmer over low heat until the chicken is done. Then remove the chicken and remove the skin. While the chicken is cooking, make the dumplings. Put flour into a mixing bowl and stir in salt. Work in shortening as you would when making pie crust, using two knives or a pastry cutter. Add egg, working it into the dough. Then stir in cold water 1/2 cup at a time until the dough comes together and is at a stage where you will be able to roll it out. Lightly flour a surface and roll out the dough to a pie shell thickness (about 1/8-inch). Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 1/2 to 1 inch squares. Finally, put the squares into the chicken broth and cook until done (about 30 minutes). Return the chicken to the soup with the dumplings to cook another 15 minutes or until you have a gravy texture. After you get a gravy texture, it's ready to serve.

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